Notes for Joseph Fitzpatrick: "Joe Fitzpatrick was the competitor of Major Pinson, and not Phil, nor was Phillips Fitzpatrick the father of Senator Ben; both he and Joe were the older brothers of the senator, and all were sons of William Fitzpatrick, a good old Washington and Adams Federalist, and both Joe and Phil had a lot to do at an early period with shaping Alabama politics; were John Quincy Adams men opposing William H. Crawford, the regular Republican nominee, to succeed Monroe. They were Jackson men after that." (Gen. Thomas Woodward) Joseph's will gives the tract that they lived on to his brother, William, a reasonable support from his estate; minor children to have an amount equal to that which his daughter, Tabitha Hooks, already has. Also that his daughter, Elizabeth, have an equal share . . . A good education to his minor children, and his male children to take possession when they reached property age. Benjamin F., William F., and Marion O. Baldwin executors; Witnesses: William O. Baldwin, Sr., John Hollinghead, W. I. Pierce. (July 11, 1841). According to the "Harper" reference, Joseph and Sarah Tranum had the following children: 1. Celia, who married Marion O. Baldwin, a cousin; 2. Phillips; 3. Nancy, who married James Crews; 4. Ben Harrison 5. Bird 6. Alva 7. William Joseph. However, his will mentions none of these children.
1795 Morgan County settled.
1808 Petit Jurors of Randolph County Joseph Fitzpatrick p. 42. "Historical collections of the DAR" 975.8 A3d
1808-1810 Marriages of Randolph County Phillips Fitzpatrick and Fanny Tranum p.42. ibid.
1821 Joseph represents Montgomery County in State Legislature. The Fitzpatrick sons, and daughters of William Fitzpatrick came from Greene Co. to AL in 1816 and settled in present Montgomery County, near what is known as Pickett Springs on the lower Wetumpka Road. Their quarters were a quarter mile northwest of this spring. According to the account by Stannie Fitzpatrick, the older brothers, Joe and Phil, born the same year, came first to St. Stephens, the first capital of the Alabama Territory, thence to the above location. Benjamin and Alva settled down there. Bird and his sister, Nancy, settled near Union Springs and Joseph with Celia Fitzpatrick Baldwin, and Phillips Fitzpatrick in what became Fitzpatrick Alabama. Joseph is buried in the Crews Cemetery in Montgomery (now Bullock) County Alabama. Joseph Fitzpatrick's will (abstract) to wife, Sarah, tract I now live on. Brother, William, "to have a reasonable support of the estate during his lifetime." Younger children, or all that are under each, to be educated... each to have amount of property something like the amount that my daughter, Tabitha Hooks, has already had. If the estate of Stephen W. Harris holds the east half of section 20, Township 17, range 18, which I deeded to said Harris without any consideration, then in that event, my daughter Elizabeth, is to be considered as having had a share equal to my daughter, Tabitha. If said estate of Stephen W. Harris does not hold it, then my daughter, Elizabeth, is to have an equal share in value to the one Tabitha Hooks had as out of my estate. I desire that my executors be diligent in giving my children good classical educations and the male portion, as they become of property age,to take possession. Benjamin Fitzpatrick, William Fitzpatrick and Marion O. Baldwin, executors. (Will book 2, p. 242., Montgomery County Alabama).
From the booklet prepared by the Francis Marion Chapter of the D. A. R. "History and location of the Crews Cemetery. The Crews cemetery land was originally Indian Territory. The State of Alabama deeded this area to Joseph Fitzpatrick November 23, 1831. In 1841 the land was passed to the daughter of Joseph, Nancy Fitzpatrick Crews. Nancy married James Ware Crews. Nancy and James Ware Crews' daughter, Sally Pocahontas Crews married Phillips Bernard Baldwin, as his second wife. Nancy and James Ware passed the land to Sally. Sally and Phillips Bernard had two sons to live to adulthood, J. C. Baldwin and M. M. Baldwin. The land was passed to the two sons. On December 31, 1895, Dr. J. C. Baldwin sod his undivided half interest in the lands located in Bullock County known as the James Crews place to M. M. Baldwin. The widow of Martin Mortimer Baldwin deeded the land inherited from her deceased husband to Frances Baldwin Whitaker on January 14, 1965. The land remained in the M. M. Baldwin family until sold to Judy and Louis Rutland in 1993 by Meade Whitaker, Jr. and Frances W. Schoonover. The heirs reserved perpetual easement for access to the cemetery over and across the land together with attendant rights of ingress and egress. The cemetery is approximately one mile off highway 110 behind Judy and Louis Rutland's home in Bullock County in the Mitchell community."
When he died, Benjamin Fitzpatrick and M. A. Baldwin bought twenty-three of his slaves, and sundry household effects.
More About Joseph Fitzpatrick: Reference #1: November 1841, Mitchell, Bullock, Alabama.
More About Joseph Fitzpatrick and Sarah Baldwin: Marriage: Abt. 1809, Greene County, Georgia.
More About Joseph Fitzpatrick and Sarah B. Tranum: Marriage: September 15, 1817, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama.
Children of Joseph Fitzpatrick and Sarah Baldwin are:
+Tabitha Fitzpatrick, b. April 18, 1810, Greene County, Georgia, d. January 14, 1856, Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama.